I think that the landscapes of Ireland are seriously underestimated. Whenever thinking about going to a great location for hiking, and exploring landscapes Ireland probably doesn’t pop up as the first option you had in mind. Or as the second one. Or third one.. Maybe it doesn’t even pop up at all.
But if I would have to choose one of the most lovely nature landscapes I’ve seen so far in Europe I must say that Ireland definitely hits my top 5. And I haven’t even seen the biggest part yet.
Whenever thinking about Ireland, please don’t think: ‘I’ve seen Dublin, so I’ve seen it all’. Think about the national parks the country has, think about the cliffs, and think about the stretched meadows that characterize Ireland.
Wicklow Mountains National Park, just one hour away from Dublin, will keep you busy for a long time. It is filled with places to hike and little cities to eat local meals. But mostly it is filled with a lot of viewpoints where you could just stand for hours. Enjoying the feel of Irelands nature. I promise you, Wicklow Mountains National Park isn’t the one to disappoint you.